Bedroom Curtains Blinds

Bedroom Curtains and Blinds

Bedroom curtains can make or break a bedroom design. They are an integral part of bedroom decoration. Just imagine a four poster bed without drapery? Curtains, drapes and blinds are the important design setting for the bedroom. A contemporary bedroom’s window treatments tend to sway towards simple blinds or shutters, more often than not in a monochromatic color scheme so that the blinds blend into the space.

White roller blind
Using a roller blind the same color as the wall means when the blind is down the room stays looking open with clean lines. If they had used a color here it would break the continuous flow of white and make the room look smaller.

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Bedroom Curtains
A more traditional option of swags over the window in this bedroom. A curved window is often difficult to choose curtains for, but the designer wants to focus on the beautiful window detail so they have kept the curtains white the same color as he painted windows.

A traditional bedroom design usually takes the curtains and makes them the focal point with rich and elaborate fabrics, loads of decoration and ornamentation like valances, swags and tails, tie backs and more.

Pink bedroom curtains in a nursery
Loads of texture in this nursery so the addition of pale pink for the curtains makes it pop.

Children’s bedrooms work best with roman blinds or shades as they love to hide in curtains and this means that the curtains will have a short life span, usually pulled of the track, or covered in sticky fingers.

Simple bedroom curtains frame the view
Sometimes we need to decide on what is the focus of our windows, here it’s the view – so by having simple curtains, they don’t distract from the view, they frame the view and at night are practical for keeping the light out. You can see that they have chose a curtain track that is very close to the wall color so it “disappears” and we keep our focus on the views and the curtain that frames them.

It is important to think about what limits your bedroom curtain selection. Some bedrooms have radiators under the windows, why? Who would know, it seems like a silly place as all the heat would go straight out of the window, but anyway, radiators do cause a problem as they limit your choices. You have to have short curtains that only reach the sill or use blinds or shades. If you want to create an opulent look with a radiator and a short curtain, you could perhaps, if there is space off the side of the windows, add over curtains to the ground held back from the radiator with tie backs.

Bedroom curtains with a ventilation unit in the window
A ventilation unit in this window, the curtain can be pulled back away from the unit when it is in use.

There are also other factors that limit bedroom curtain choices, these is no space above the window for a track, in this case a ceiling mounted track can be used. No space on either side of the window for stacking back the curtain when not in use, a blind or shade would be the best option.

Bedroom blinds
Sometimes the color of the room will make it difficult to choose blinds and curtains – here the designer has chosen to select a neutral tone rather than trying to match the bright orange, meaning the window treatment disappears rather than being the feature.

There is usually a solution for any window. If you want to learn more about curtains and dressing windows, I suggest you register for the free ecourse in curtain design, it will make choosing curtains so much easier if you have the knowledge of what to do with different shaped windows.

Whatever style of bedroom you want to achieve, take a look at the articles to get ideas and inspiration for your bedroom curtain designs.

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coronet curtain
A monochromatic color scheme using a coronet curtain.

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